Hagit Cohen is a local artist here in Berkeley (for disclosure, she is also a good friend). She will exhibit her Acid Rain exhibition at the East Bay Open Studios on June 4th and 5th. Hagit is “a mixed media artist who works primarily with digital image manipulation, constructing layers of photographs with paintings, and sculptural objects.”
In addition, Hagit has also been recognized for her work out of 500 artists and invited to share her art at the ‘Bay Area Artists Envision the Future’ Summer Exhibit at the David Brower Center from June 16th through the summer (entrance free). Not that I know anything about the Brower Center, but when I checked their website, I saw that their criteria is the need to inspire a happy social activist.
So let’s conclude with David Brower’s words: “Have a good time saving the world. Otherwise, you’re just going to depress yourself.”
Very true, Mr. Brower, and I hope readers will join me at one of Hagit’s upcoming exhibits.
Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/and on Twitter (#alonshalevsf).